Search Results: "Neal Cassady"


BOOK REVIEW

GRACE BEATS KARMA by Neal Cassady
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 15, 1993

"This isn't everyone's cup of tea, of course, spiked as it is with huge dollops of self-indulgence, but it's a welcome—if relatively minor- -literary and cultural offering that some will down like elixir."
Unlike the Beats and hippies he inspired and who enshrined him in turn (most notably as Dean Moriarity in On the Road), Cassady (1926-68) left behind few writings other than a big mess of a novel, The First Third (1971). Read full book review >

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GO WILD WITH... DESIGNS by Neal Layton
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2012

"Overall, this colorful concept connects the right dots for a toddler audience. (Board book. 1-3)"
Single-word labels highlight a creative range of designs. Read full book review >

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THE TREE by Neal Layton
by Neal Layton, illustrated by Neal Layton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"A feather-light tribute to finding common ground—or make that common air space. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A tree in a deep rural clearing proves to be a small village in jeopardy. Read full book review >

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UNBOUND by Neal Shusterman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 15, 2015

"A competently produced set of stories that will send fans over the moon and swiftly intrigue newcomers. (Dystopia. 12-16)"
The Unwind world is thoroughly explored in this companion piece. Read full book review >

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ANTSY DOES TIME by Neal Shusterman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Silliness balances out the maudlin, keeping Antsy's story from either bathos or antic excess. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Antsy Bonano of The Schwa Was Here (2004) continues his trend of befriending boys named after vowel sounds and diacritics, when he strikes up a strange relationship with classmate Gunnar Ümlaut. Read full book review >

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EVERWILD by Neal Shusterman
FICTION
Released: Nov. 10, 2009

"A fascinating read penned by an expert hand. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Everlost is where children go when they die, if they miss their chance to go into the light or are just not ready to transition into the hereafter. Read full book review >

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THE SCHWA WAS HERE by Neal Shusterman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"The presence of stock characters and subplots doesn't detract from the cleverness and humor of this tall tale. (Fiction. 11-15)"
Calvin Schwa is special, see? Read full book review >

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SKINNY ANNIE BLUES by Neal Barrett
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"As monotonously manic as Dead Dog Blues (1994): a year's worth of antic wake-up calls crammed into a single shaggy story."
When the daddy he hasn't seen in 18 years is reported dead, Wiley Moss, who draws bugs for the Smithsonian, abandons his catatonic girlfriend Giselle for Galveston. Read full book review >

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BRASS MAN by Neal Asher
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 23, 2007

"Confusing, at first, for those unacquainted with the previous history of Asher's universe, but fizzing with intelligent ideas and occasionally streaked with black humor. Appalling, mind-boggling, fascinating—and irresistible."
A sequel to Gridlinked, set in the same pounding, hyper-violent far future as The Skinner (2004). Read full book review >

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SEVENEVES by Neal Stephenson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 19, 2015

"Meanwhile, all those exploding planetoids make a good argument for more STEM funding. Wise, witty, utterly well-crafted science fiction."
No slim fables or nerdy novellas for Stephenson (Anathem, 2008, etc.): his visions are epic, and he requires whole worlds—and, in this case, solar systems—to accommodate them.Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 29, 2009

"For heavy LinkedIn users-or those who aspire to be-only."
A primer on the social network LinkedIn and an introduction to Windmill Networking. Read full book review >